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We make the filowing extracts from the
letters of the Washington correspondents of
the Baltimore Sun, of June 18:
It is now extremely doubtifol, indeed a!most
certain, th:tt the Pa--itic railroad bill, and monst
of the other railroad bills now before Congress
will have to go over to the shorts session, where
their f.ite will depe'd on the disposition of Con.
gress to transaet business during the month of
I)ecember, previous to the Christmas holidays.
If Congress do nothing till after the Sth of Jan
uary next, they will, of course, die the usual
death-asphyxed in committee of the whole.
Many other bills will, I am afraid, share the
It is still hoped that the army and navy reform
bills will be acted upon this session. The navy
bill especially is itndispensable: for sailors are
tnot made every day, and their pliee cannot be
taken by volu'nteers. The presetL position of
Europe and our relations with Spaim require
It may now be apprt-hended that serious obsta
cles wilI be interposed to the passage of the
civil and diplomatic bill, bhould it embr-ce
items for giving elctt to the Mexican treaty,
and also looking to a sum for Cuba. The pass.
age of the bill may be endangered by such an
opposition, should its passage be delayed till
near the time fixed for the termination of the
session, and thus itupose upon the Pre.ident
the necessity of calling an extra session. That
bill ought to be passed before the day adjourn
tment be fixed.
There is no Z th1eulty in the Black Warrior
case that can possibly lead to war: but it k ti
intention of the adiinistration to *overhiaul all
our outstanding unsettled accounts with Spain,
and to make her do justice to our reasonable
demands. At the same time, Congress cali
hardly fail to take up the Amistad ease, recom.
iended in the President's message. If we
would hold Spain to her duty, we must be just
and generous to her, as the President has been
in hi; recent proclamation against the fillibusters.
Let Congress imitate his example.
THE. THIRD AUDITOR.
Tiie following paragraph from the Washing.
ton Star atlords another instance of the vigilane
and elfieienefor Auditor Burt.
"In virtue of atn tict of the Legislature of
the Territory of Florida, passed in itarcb, 1839.
one hundred bonds of $1,000 each were to have
been issued by the Governor of that territory,
bearing his signature and that of the Secretary
to raise noney for territorial war purposes.
Thev were isued accordingly, and five additional
ones were issued, that number having been sto.
len by an Assistant Quartermaster of the ter
after'beitg signed by the territorial Secretary
and Treasurer, but before the Governor had
signed them. The fact of the theft became
known to the Treasury Department here int
1S42, and a watch was kept for them some
years: but they were not presented at the
'freasury for redemption-Congress having or.
dered the redemption of the $100,000. which
had been raised for military purpose. That is,
they were not presented until the theft had been
forgotten here. Last year, however, one of
then turned up. having been forwarded here by
a New Orleans banking house, with whom it
had been left for collection. It was duly paid,
principal and interest, amounting to more than
$2,000, subsequently two more of them have
been sent on for the money. The Third Au
ditor had reason to believe that they were the
missing bonds: and having duly investigated
the affair by correspondence with the present
Governor of Florida, has positively ascertained
that they are a portion of the bonds stolen, as
above described. Means have therefore been
taken to recover the amount already paid from
the Treasurv on account of them, atnd to arrest
those who Iave been knowinfgly engaged in
perpetrating the fraud."
FILIBUSTERISM AND OTiER IMATTERS iN Mis.
sissir.--The following extract of a private
leter to the editor of this paper, is from an in
telligenit and reliable soturce:
JAcKsoN, Mi1ss., Sundany, Jnne 41, 1854.
Mr DEARi Sma: Yout will, no doubt, get any
imnportant information from this guarter earlier
thlan I could give it you ; but I might as well
give you the cnrrenit Cuban rumors. They say,.
in the barher's shoip, that General Quitman and
stafYare tnow in New-Orleans ; that they' have
all the forces enlisted which they deem to be
necessary': that two ships with arms and ammo
niion have beetn for some time in the Gulf, anid
that $700,000 ha~ve been obtainedi; that matty
muerehinats and wealthty men) ini New-Orleans,
who have hitherto held aloof, now thavor the
einterprir'.e and will give it their support. It haud
been decided, says au mian who came up front
New Orleans this morning. to do nothing until
81.000,000 had beemn procured, atid that Gener
al Qtuitman and atnother man had about conclu
ded to mortgage their estates to make up thle
sum immtediautely. Soule has exceeded his in
structions, no doubt, it is thought />y agreement,
in) order in) someI waiy to further the plani.
You would be surprised to know how gener
al, among the planters tn Lotnisiana and Alissis
sippi, is thtesymipathy with Russia andc theo hos..
tility to England. It is the general impression
that Englatnd has ulterior deaignts; that she
never would have entgaged in) a war wvitht Russia
merely to protect TIurkey or stustain the balance
of power. Gaeat apprehtensionis tire had that a
protracted European war will be ruinious to
Southern interests, reducitig the price of those
staples of which theC planiters are sellers, aund
raising the coat of those of which they are pur
Trhe cotton crop for this year has a bad start
it) 3Mississippi, owing to the late frosts and an
unlustul conitnmuaunce of raitny 'w eather.
IIE.ALTHt OF NEW ORLEANs.-Thne New Or
leans Delta of Thursday last says that it has
ntever known so cool a sumimer. There have
hardly been two decided successive summer
days this season. The cbanges are sn suddeii,
too, as to create quite disaigreeable feeliings, the
thermometer having, duritig the past week, de
scended forty degrees in six or eight hours. Stilt
thle city is quite htealthiy. Last year, when the
weathter was far mtore favorable antd regular, the
yellow fever prevailed.
COURT OF E tTrr.-Court of E'iity for
Abbeville is now~ smttng ;hianceilor Wardlaw
presiding.-Thiis is the first titte we have htad
the pleasure of seeing this able judicial ollicer on
the bench. lie presides with all due digniity,
anid delivers his opinions with the promptntess
that becomes his repuitation for profound legaul
ability. The Chancellor enjoys ani enviable pop
ularity with the bar, which tie owes as much to
a rare urbaitity of matnier, as to htis fine legal
SENATOR BUTLER.-This distinguished man is
this week a guest in our village, ttteitditig an
imtportant case in the court. Hie appears as hale
and robust as lie did the first time we saw himt,
ten years ago, presiding as a Judge. Th~e fast
life of the Capital, and the hiarrassing, disgusting
insolence of abolitionists aiid freesoilers, seems
to have made little imtpression on his physical
man, notwithstanding lie has withstood, at least,
the latter nuisanice with a dignity and pertinacity
that endears him to his etttire State.-Abbeville
THE GUANO rJS.ADS.-In) the Hlouse of Rep
resentati~ves on 3Monday Mtessrs. Riddel, Goode,
Gerrit, Smith, Elliot, TFrout and Sollers were
atapoitited a select comtmittee on the metmorial of
2,000 citizens of D~elaware, praying the Govern
mlent to effect some arrangeument with Peru, by
which, for a just and proper equivaiietnt, the Pe
ruivian G;overnmnent will ei'.hier cede to the United
States Government one of the guano islhmds, or
by removing the existing restriction on America
vessel entgauged in thne guano trade, place tihe
trade, in that article on a more just and liberal
SNArEs-yOtNTLY OR SEPARATE.LY.-The New
York Evening Post, in an article on a proposed
Presidetiial ticket composed of T[hios 11. Benton
for President and W. Hi. Seware for Vice Presi
" A ticket with Benton at one end and Seward
at the other would be like a snake with t wo heads
and two wills, each pulling in opposite directions
-neithter contid make auny progress without a
ARTHUR b'AKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
TI1UISDAY JUNE 22, 1854.
Dinner at Woodvillo Academy.
Wr thankfully acknowledge tle kind invitation of
the Committee of arrangementzs fior tihe above desi.na
ted dinner. If we can go, it will alard us inuch
pleasure to do so. Once before have we partaken of
an admirable barbecue at this place.
::S' The candidates all are specially invited to at
tend. So %,e are requested to state oni behalf of the
Committee. The Committee is composed of Mesars.
3ICKEI..AR, RIoss and ANnvtnws.
The dinner comes off the 4th of July.
Piioro Good Things.
WE are indebted to our friend, Mrs. Su!mnrAmo, for
two noble cabba ge-heads, tihe lin'-st we have seenl any
n% here this season. They rival -the prouets of Bun
combe counli, N. C. 'Mrs. S. is one of those house
keepers that will have a fine garden if the seasons are
not utterly adverse.-We should like to know next
who has the best Irish potatoes.
In sendinag your suiples, good neiglhbors, be liberal.
Remember there are three kitchens connected with
the n Adcrtiser."
Our Own D3ots.
HAVIrsa no one else to ptufT us, ne must undertake
to do so ourself. There are three beets now upon our
table, whicht we will put againist any other three beets
in these parts. And those three beets grew in our own
arden. The largest measures sixteen inches in cir
cumference-the second, fifteen-and the third, founr
teen. Having said thus mtch for own beets, we beg
leave to turn them over, with ocr compliments, to our
FoarnAN's good lady.
[The Editor will please accept the thanks of our
"better half," for those fine heets, of which lie speaks
above. They are indeed hard to heat, and far surpass
an' we ever saw. One of them abundanatly supplied
owr l;ble for three days. This is certainly thae season
that ire, Editor. Proprietor, Foreman and Devil, all
have rich times-lots of kind friends to remember u
with their best vegetabile productions. antd various
other niceties " accordin," fur which we are extremely
WE have before us at this time a tight match in the
line of tall oat. One bunch is from the farm of 31r.
LAwaRKv4cC Jonsso--the other from 31r. R. D Iltv.
ANs. They are about six feet in height, and well
neateu. i we nau to aerne netween tnem, weshould
say that Mr. l*s are a lcfle the tallest, and 3r. J's a
lectle the heaviest. Or, after the manner of young
Cyrus's reply to his grandfather Astyage-, we tlight
safely decide that 3r. 1i's are the best teats gronii inl
tine piney woods, andl Mr. J's the best in the oakv.
We are glad t) see these mngnifirent specimens of
the oat crop before us. It would give u.; pleaure to
have a little granary department attached to our oillie
where every one inight se:nd in out of his abundancve.
It is worthy of mention that these oats of lessrs. J.
and B. were grown on unmanured land.
A Delightful Day.
Turnsn.rv last, a large party of ladies and gentle
men, from this place and icinity. a!-embled at tihe
Piine House Pond in social mood, for the enjayment of
pic-nic pleasures. We will only say of the dv that
it was a very delightfil one. The array of be;iamy
was strikingly observable, and the gallantry ol our
acconmplied beaux was admirable to behoiild. Our
amateur hand was in attendance and lightened tihe
hours with some of their most ellective strains. We
are stare they won the best thanks of all present.
Boats were put in requisition, and sundry lrief voyage.s
were tiaile wsilh more or less fun and excitemnt.m.
General J. IL. Wvaa anli his lady, with their accus
tomed kindness and liberality, supplied every facility
in their power towards increasing the ease and satis
faction of the company, for which they have the
warmest acknowledgments of us all. For a suddenly
struck tip and entirely inmformnal party, it was as pleAs
ant as any we htave attendled for manay years.
Our Church Congregations.
WE have three Churches in tht. atow. of Edgoflda,
a Bapttist, a M1ethodist atnd an Episcopal one. fThey
are all ssell supplied wIth industrious ptastors, arnd int
eresting preachers. But the attendance, except paer
haps at thne .Mlethnodist chturcha. seemns to have become
wofully slim. Livitng as we do some four miles itt the
counry, we seldom nattenid any of them. Fronm thouse
who do, we learn that a sadl fallintg oil in this ptarticit
ar has takena place ini old Edgetield. We were at the
Episcopal chiceh last Sabbath afternmoon, atnd heard a
capital discourse fromt the lieverend M1r. Usti.n.isuca.
Thte congregation flnmered terenty-onte, a/l toled. We
uiderstantd thme Baptist btonse of worship also presents
frequently thme same "beggarly accutnt of emptlty
benches." Why this is, or htow it is, we neithmer kinow
tor pretend to cuimprehtetnd. We merely note thme fact,
upon thme general pritacipale of chtrmonielinag every tig
strange that cotmes withina our keam.
Something to Boast of.
WE have ini Edgelield ain excellent ntew jail, now
nearly surroutnded lay ia mtasive briak ntall. Th'le
apartmentts of the jail are in a ateat, cana and cott
fortable cotndition, attd capuacimated tar the contventient
accommodationa of forty or fifty boarders. Unat, Ti)
Til E 11ONO1 OF OCit DISTICT, it stands this
day entirely~ empty of prisoners ! !
Tatinas old Edgefield nao naure for lier critmes and
LA~r summer thec efllert was contecmplatedl (never
made) to get up a Thespian society ainong thme younng
men of our place: Suppose tey try acain this sea
suo-they possibly mighat be motre suaecessful. We
tave at present a goodly nmuber of fine lookintg antd
inselligent youths who would doubtless make very
passable actors. Thte practice woutld be of service to
themn. Thme way to begin a ting oaf thme sort is to get
together at once, select a light cumedy, arrange ste
parts, learn thetm immediately, procure some old rootn
r other and go to rehmearsinag. Untce started, thte ball
will roll on, for thte summaner at thme shourtest. Th'le Fair
field Rr;;ister gives a glowinig accounat of sotme do
miestic thearicals enacted recentsly ini Wint-buro.
Every one w~fs highaly atanused andh delighted. So
niould they be here. Try again, yountg gentlemueu.
Tams abtudant crops of small grain and thtselheer
ing appearance of mthe growinag crops generally tmake
uur fiolk feel ribh anid jubailant. We liear of feasts,
mnerrymakings, fish-dianners, fairs, hmot suppers anad
cebrationas in every dtirectio~n. Ituw natunral it in to
rejoice whten thme Great Dispemnser of all goud is scat
terig fatness over tine land ! Let ins not, namid it all,
forget to praise the hmand thnat emnricihes us.
Who'll Support the Barber ?
Appicatiomn has beenmadetal to ums for inafornnation as
to tie prospects of a barber's doainag a good bunsinaess nat
tis place. If thmose of ouar citizenms, whio wuhi pat
rotisei a barber's shtop, will hmamnd ian to thais anhiice thmeir
naes, we could give tine applhicant a distinact answer,I
and parobably fix off our town itn this respect at an
" A Reference," quoth he1I
Te editor of thte Southernri Paoriot wats at Spartan
burg Siuiity Court a few weeks ago. While thtere,
the worthay conmmnissioner for that District hteld a" refer
ence" in an inner chnamnbe'r of ithe Palmetto llouse, to
which the" PatrioC" wats auly stummned. Thne mat ters
of account, being all comnprisedh n ithin the limnits of
champagne-bottles andu paannch-pitchners, were speedhily
uhisposed of, aund time referenace tertmitnatead pleasantly to
all parties. Thne report, we prediflme, (if ever mnade
out,) will goa mal to thne Court of hIacchuas fair cnnira
iont. A pleasant reference thtat, by way of variety!
Opening of' Japan Forts.
The intelligence has reachned time coutniry that
Commodore PEnnyv has been sttccessfunl in his nego
tiatios witha thte Japaniese government, and thmat t wo or
more Japanese psorts are to be opened to oumr Commterce.
As yet, all othmer governmttenats than onur own are strict
ly ecluead from thnese parivelegee. Thne Caimmodtore
lins titas exceedhed his own expectations anad ill re
ttrn wIth the htonoar of hanvingz peaceftilly anal speedily
negatiatedl time terams of an inmportant treauty with a
most wvealthty nation. It is aeinite enoutgh,as thte times
go, to mtake hint a pronineant candlidate foar the IPresi
Our Railroad efforts.
WI: have heard but little recently of tie efforts
nhielh have been set on foot to attain for Edgefield
certain Railroad facilities. It is holied that they have
not already given ip the ghost.
The lidge road seemed fur a time to be going for
ward hand-otely cnough. The Carolinian assevera
ted again lad againl that it. was a " fixed fact," and
all of us believed that it would be a coimiaratively
easy joh. Latterly however, the subject seems to
have been dropped. The survey, by Mr. GIRtES, is
in the mean time progressing. After his report, which
is looked for at an early day, something more decisive
will perhaps be done in the matter. If our Ridge
friends are going into the undertaking at all, then will
lie their timle.
Tie S avannah River road has been surveyed, but
nothing like an actual beginning of the work has as
yet taken place. Whether this project is to stop short
at this stage we cannot now exactly say. Surely
however it cannot be. Yet we have heard as much
surmi-ed anrain and gain. Will not some one ac.
iiaiinted with the intentions of this Company give us
some li.I.t on the sulj-et !
The A iken anrid Nimety Six connection is still talked
aliout and hoped for. hut there is nothing doing in
the matter. The little spurt of feeline, which broke
tit. here a few weeks ago, encoitraged us to think
tliat this piroiject was goinig to take in ontr ommuntiy
finely. it it has not been seconded thus far by any
thing like a deniistration ; nor does there seem to he
mn1 disposition to make an efTort at one. We still
befieve however that there will be at least one hut.
dred thiousand dollars realy in Edgefield by the time
the door is fairly opened for our admission into the
Greenville & Columbia railroad Company, always
provided that a road through our village shall be ren
dered cet ain by the operation.
Of these three ruads, we have no hesitation in say
ing that we regard the last rnentioned one by far the
mo-t important. It nill do more for the interests of
our district generally than any road we can hope for;
A ad the refusal ont tie part of our citizens to help it
ot to success looks more like blindness than any thing
We stick to the opinion, that the intelligence and
wealth, of those to lie benefitted by this road, wkill inot
siafer it tie fail. Where there is so mnuch at st.ke, the
veriest Rip Vansninkle aiong us will surely wake up
Ug etough to lend a little aid.
The Ice Company of Edgoflold.
Tts remarkauble Siciety has only been in exi 'tence
ahoti a year and a day; yet, strange and surprising
as it may seem to tie woril at large. they have within
that time so completely perfected all their arraige
menits as to lie enabled this season to keep a tolerable
-., y r oro, hantd for the cummunity's wants
(at 5 cents a poinal) op to the extretiely late date of
Jane the 15th. Of the twenty tons which were de
posited in their icc-house early in tlie Spring, it is
computed that scarcely futar-fifths of it ielted. All
tle rest was sold and actially went out into real use,
having been applied variously, as the humor of each
purchaser suagesled, some of it to lemonade, some to
branly smashe<. some to plaini Water, and some evei
to ice-cream. We are at a loss for words to express
our ionaratu lat ions toall interested in this cold bitt huge
enterprise. ta view of the inmnense success which ias
crownied the ervirt. pul forth in its behalf. if so much
has already been doie, what may we not expect in
the citrse of a fea more years ! We can almost realize
the llint away dlown te stream of Tite, when the
Ilgeifield lee Comtipanav sh-all have succeeded far
beyil any present cinceitionis or hopesof their friends
and albirers-and when it shall be recorded of them
that they hal accomplihbed thlie wonilerful achievement
of preserving a little remaining luimip of ice, in their
nagnificent ice-ihouse, tip to thu very 4th of July itself.
We almost imagtine that we hear the ringing of bells
adII the shouts ot the itiullitude an hich shall make the
welkin resound upon that great day.
'Tlie Company's stock, we are rejoiced to state, is
inl a very fixed Condition, not subjiect to be influenced
b1y the machbinatioins of outit!ide @eculators. It will
all be retained to the last in the hands of its original
owners, utless it should happen that me stockholder
more liberal thait the rest, shall make a donation of
this portion of his vested interest fur soime chiaritabale
A New'~ I'omalo Collego Proposed.
Tii.:.eoplle aof G;reenville village seem to be qutits
ecited at preicent on the subject of e.-talishing a
llati.,t i emale Ciilliege 'at that plaice. Pubilic tneet
inigs htave been held anid resioliutionis adoiptedl to ad
vance the undiaertakinig. Among oilier thinags it is
propioseid to take the sense of the communitity upon the
propriety oif ceding the presenit Academy grounds to
the flaptist deniatitotn lfar thae puirposes of the new
lastitution. T'he ).Vontmaieer" is dowvn uponou this
step, as lieing uniwis anid untconstituttiontal. ie con
siders that tihe pieiple of Greenville. by offering these
graounda toi time iaptist dlenoiatiion as ani itaiucemtent
to t he estabilishmietit of the college there, arc actinig as
Satanm diid tuanards our Saviour during the ltmptatiotn
ian the 3Moattt. It is at least aliuritng the Church otn to
dlo a very wvrong thing fur the achiceeetnt of a good
emad. The landI ism owned by the citizens of the village
as a caorporation for tihe perpetual purposs of male and
femaale schiouls. A majoirity therefore cantnot cedle it
against the wishes anad remaonastranaces oif the nminotrity
withiout a stronag apparantce of inijustice atnd plutnder.
%e shonuld say that the Bcatists of the State oughat to
avoidi lacing impillicatead in anay thiiingof this unapleasant
caracter. A religious denaoiniationa shiouldl take ito
Step) nahere there is even a diobt of its propriety.
For ouirself. we have only to say that it is by no
meatns clear that the wanatts of the denominatioin c-all
fr any stuch estalishmenctt. Thle up-counttry lias atn
abudanace of "Baptist Fenmale Colleges" already.
W e adlvocate the ed neation of girls at home, or at all
evenits as uear hiotme as possibule.
The Southern Reviow.
Titts really valuable pulicattion continnes to re
tain a high poisition atonong its compteers. The P'ress
of the ciotuntry, North anid South, is etmhaitic in the
sekknowlieidgmentt of its merits. It is itndeed an ailhui
rale exponenat of Suauthierni principiles. Anud yet, shatme
to tell, it is oan the verge of' falling tiara tigh for waint
af sufliecit suppoart. The l'abiher accoimpatnies his
last iamiibeir with the anoiuncemteiit that, unless
arompiht aid is reiidered, lie will be ciompelled to relin
:juish his poast. Whether atny otte wvill assume his on
pleasatnt ditties, we are tnot inforned.
This state of things is trtily mtortifying. We know
not what to thinik or say about it. Agaitnad agaim
have we tmade appeials, upona thte subject itt cotmmon
wahl the etire piress of the State. Once ttore would
we enttre2at our peophle to cime up to the ihlp of this
Ltlig wvork. If wve canniot stand up to a high totted
advocate like the "Suternm Rericu,," whtat are we
good for !
What Guano is Doing~ for us.
As unuasual <jaiaty of gimano has beeni tmade use
af thais year lby ouar farmers, anid the promiise at present
is thatt they will all be abundaatly repaid fur thte ex
penditutre. TIhec seasont thus far has bteen a very raitny
aue, peculaiarly suited to displayitng fully the merits of
his powevrfulh tuaiure. Withouitt an exceptiotn that
wve are coagnizanit of, our people are dlelighated with its
use. Every field, in whicLh it leas been tested dhuring
the resent seasona, loaoks decidedly rich atad chiecring.
We have observedh somte fields whtere the guanto gave
out whaen half way done, andh really the contrast be
teen the gutanoedl arnd the tunguianiied productiotns of
mother earth is singularly luidi-rous. As the former
is to the hatter so is a giatnt to a pigmy. We learn
that the. appliication has baetn eqitally successful whethi
er with corna, cotona, wvheat, oats, or garden vegetables.
Soae enitertain doubats in regardl tat its adiapteudness to
a iry, hot seasoni. We thtitik thecre is good groundia for
aucht adoutbi<. Bait with the prese-at prospects around
is an eaerysidle, resuiltinig directly from this great
timutilant, we hiave no fault to inad. WVe htutmibly
trust to see " the powvers that be" nmakinag somte ar
rangemnent to alfaird thmis great article to thue American
peopali oan easier anda cheaper termas. This awill ao its
more good thantt Nebraska legislation or Pacific Rail
A Queer shift to mnako MVoney.
A nwa weeks ago a young matn stoppted before our
rause atnd calele tu to the gate. He wanted to find
lie whiereahiouts of outr Tax Collector. Upon our en
iniring tif him what lie wanatedl anith t he Collector, lie
repdu thaat lie wvas traveinug throuigh the Sitth
riacially, on tie lhunt-tip of namies, anal thiat, after
aewspapear ohlicos, 'Tax Collectors' hooaiks were thie
ikeiest places to finda them in itunanaltce." And
mhat gaooda awih the tunaes do you, pray, after you get
hcm 1 ;'Vell, Sir," said be awiith a sharewdl Yankee
a. ink. of J the e..e, T sel tte .. ashn et b-acki
home to tle varions-Publishers in our cmes, ata nalt.
dollar per hundred ; and the best of the jok: is, I sell
the saime list forty times over." The chap had Ilien
in his saddle.hags some twenty thouand names, for
which he expected to realize at least five hiilred
dollars. And the Publihers make by it too. They
are thus enabled to send out their newspapers and pc.
riodieals on trial trips to every nook and corner of th
South, receiving in return some five or six sih-crip.
tiots at least ont of every fifty cents vorth of names.
00MYIMUNI CAT 101S,
FOR THE ADVERTI-Et.
aln. EutTot :-As the Candidates are now travel
ing the Di.trict, and are before the people flor elue.
ton to the next Legislature, aid as we feel a deep
interest in the freedom( of trad.: without too high a
tax Upon us, we respectfully would ask the Ciali
dates for the L--islature to let as hear from them.
througih the Advertiser, Whether or not they are
in favor of the removal'oftiteTlh Goate-erected by
Messrs. Joses & KENNEDY, at the viast et of tile
Bridge aerobs Savaunna River, ownid by the City
of Augusta. IAN voTERS.
FOR TtE ADVERTISER.
Mr. EmTonR: In a late issue of yitir paper, tllere
was a call upon thu candidates of Edgeie!d for -an
expression of their views, in regard to the prihiety
of abolishing. or remodelling our militia system. As
an aspiratnt to a sett in tho Legislature, and as a he
liever in the right of the people, r.ither to oiutestitn
canidates than itistruet representatives, I feel it mtiy
duty t -spodi to that call.
I an -tost elmalctictlly in favor of remoe.lling the
militia . ystem, &o far as to abolish all petty and hat
talion musters, as well as to .make it oitinal wit li
the citizen wIlether ie will bear arms and attMnd
one regimennil parade each ye-ar. or pay ati va
lent for persn:d service; say nut less thalt fitty
cents nor. n:ore than one dollar, tolbe applied in sup
port of volunteer companies, or in rettunvration of
mgistrates for enforcing the Patrol Laws.
I cannot think that it it; advisable to abolish the
system enirely, and if the Le*gislature desired to
do so, it tould Itot, as Congress has a cotneurreit,
and in some reslpets, anl exclusive jurisdiction over
the matter, We are compeRil to keep uip an or
ganivation' the militia, by a law of Congress, in
order to know tle strength of the country, where it
exists, and to have a ptlace of rendezvous in etsc or
emergency. I believe thaterery citizin should also,.
be armed, for the purpose to aiding in enforcing tie
law, as a nember of the porse comilaus, or in stip
pressing a sudden insur-dtion among the slaves,
ain this oiject cotid nt e. secured, without re
gn'rin the militia to minter alleast once a year.and
exhibit their proper weupns trihe insp--tin:4 llie.'r.
I am of opinian. theref-are, hat the miliiitia should
ho enrolled, or'ganized and wrned, but not drilled
more tialt once a year, and is I ennl see Ito go11
reason fir requiring any thin: further at the tatds
of our citizen sihiers in timenif peace, if elected to
time Legislature, I .shall advocte a relirn to the ex
tent above indicatel. The plin that I propose for
training the militia, aceoroing tI the d]iscipiine
prescribed hy Congress," is vrtually the one which
has been adapted by nost of bie States, and it has
been found to work well, evemmring a much denser
and more disard.rly populatio. than ours.
It is unnecessary now to caminte tile details of
any specitic phan of reform, or to give my tealsons
at leugth. for regarding the 3resett systelt as a
ridiculous humbug. whieb notnly fails to impart :t
ktnowledge of either the sciene (if war or the rules
oif discipline, but is also a uebss expense, a porolilic
source of crime, and a grieves burilen upon the
euople. It is sufficient that I have taken iny poS.
tion itt favor of greatly modifittg the present sys
teml, so as to dimniish its prespre upon tile pe ple,
and ti, annotune that I aui yIepreid to iiainta. :
that positn, either inl the preEiupon the bu lst ings, or
in thte Legislatur.
Yours veryJa s
75R TilE AnIVERTiER.
Mat. Enrroa :-Hecre we came aginl, Sir, atni
you will please let "Prnv W~otns" hlave tIle tract
(a place in the columns of tile Adrertiser,) in ain
swer to a conlmuniention that htals from the " Classic
soil of Greenwoodl." The spe:id is sliaw 'tis; trute.
butt a little swifter than thatof "GaEt~iSWOOn dtii.
ping at tile htaif-way stantd, indalging rather freely
in his favorite beverauge, whisker, as " ruters idi ir
olden times," from the very slog pace lhe pierlfbrmed
the hteat. Titme 361 dayst.
Living way doiwn here in the" piney wooads" we
prafess to kntow notiing of thte "seuinee (of war
fare,'" as taught (in " classic sol,"' but itn thle old
fa.hion way of "a fist and seull' we take a hand
ane and a wile, and never actinowleile ourselves
whippead until we arc complelled to'. I lad we beetn
orn with a silver spooin itn our tnouth, anid reareid
on the " classic soil aif Greenwacj,'' we tmiight have
been as well paisteid tup in " war nleasures' as frienad
"GRtEENwooD' imitself, antd peiihps comei to thte
smnelI cianelusion, as to whto hadiwaon thle ictary;
ut with oaur dttll cainprehtensionm,we thiink it raither
a stranlge concltluion of his, thathe shiuld Lord it
over us andi claim thte victory, vblen he kept the
tte himself, and prolaitmcd it toa gatzing tiuht~tudei,
s follows: "PhNEv Woonis" 2'. days--" GREEN~
won 36 days.
"CG nvsswoon's" great anxiety ahaut the mtatter re
minds us of a fight we'once hteard. of. The parties
were very e'oesely engaged int a terrible conflit
ne of thett a little stouter than tihe ather, (but
rathter cowardly) maide a desper;:te efiert to mtake
his antagoanist cry oiut "i nulT,"-but it wa? tta go,
andi on) they fought. Aboutt the lisle lie thioutghat
the light ought to end, as he couldl not prevail onl
his anlttaanist to give in, he coincludedl to dii sao him1
self. ,Just so with outr frienda. Jiavinig shtown a
disosition to cend the controversy himself, we feel
unwilintg to hull his hair whilst lie is mlutterin~g thle
word " nufl;,"-espeially so, as lie has list sight aif
theit Itiuttestiont, and ittaulged vety freely thtrough
out his classic cflusiion, itt personialities.
It wuan really amausinlg to see witht whtat greatt de
light lhe lays tihe flattering unctiion to his sul, that
he had hit, as heo supposed, upn~w the author of~
"Ptxssy Woops." Thie trood or the jiike is, and it
atmused us time more, to see htim ripapinlg one mant~
over thle shouliders of anotlher. OIne woulmd have
suposaedI fraom the literary attainmletnts of " GatEx
woO," living on " clatssie soil,'' and under~ thte in
fluence of that at mor vahmuble coinl, reigin, m11
raity, tetmperance, literature and scec, where
it is as easy for a man to talk, as wcll ais Write Lattin,
that he0 would ntot hlave miade the blundier lie ills.
And here we would remnined out Gr~eenw(oid friend
that we ate noet at all atngry or afraid of hlis Latin
iuotationls, for we ha~ve htad a peep. into a Latin Gram
mar ourselhves; aned, had we beena deficient in argu
ment to sustain our ctuse, we might have thtriwn
in a Latin senteneo or two before no0w, to shoiw 'off
our smartness. But this is otly inlkeepinmg with htis
("GnEaswoon's") ustua mnode o? warfarae, atnd re
minds its of the tunkindm cut, in reference to the umn
fartunate individual who, he says, is uder s'uch
great obligatiotis to thme citizens of Greenmwaiod. LiIlk
did we sumppose, Mr. Emntrotn, theore wats anyI mmmn,
muht less in tihe toiwn of Grcee:woodh, livingi it a
Cristian commnunity. aitd breathing a rep~gionts it
moshiere, that would boia of v-hat lhe had tdone
in administerin1g to tihe watnts, atma alleviaiting thei
distress oif ant htumtble individual, whmo was ling tm
uponi his hack, suflierinmg all time painm of a gun sht
wounad. We feel wvell assured thrit " GnE~cNwoon"~
ia doane great inijustice to the citizetns of Greaen
worl, wia, wej utiderstandi fromt gand amutlority,
kidly tendered himl a hoaime, anld edil every th'ng
in their powier to retmier him comfortambie tad eaesy.
Wo know tiey were infinemncedl by ao suich sellish
mttives-anud we are conltiienlt thamt lie atid his relam
tives anid friends will ever remtemmber anda ithld sa
" i:sswoon" has it seems prollted but little
from the :toil advice wte give him. when lie repeats
that we have Contributed to th1e l'oal Inthinlm but
fuss ar . enmup'aint ." ie says lie has examined
the UoIks and the evidcnce is agiiUst us. We ask
lin I.o iake tile scentid exainiitIon, as lie lias the
l~nks at his own cimm1iiantad, and remove the ist
from his eyes, if he is not afraid of being " fly
bliwin."t at the sit'ht fif ur me.-he will there
!ind the " vido.w' s mite" contributed by " Pryr
Woois." Ile may be unable to make the discove
ry, lit our reeipt wi!i show that we were amoning
the lirst, in thi<, Abbeville Distriet, that paid one
cent tiwards tile builling of the Greenv~hle Ra;il
As to the citizens of Ehrefiel. Mr. EnITon, we
kno w t-hey area li;zlr initded an.1 hinorahle people
a nd it coime with ; h:.I Lraee frinn - G rv.Nwoon),
whin he mk:tes the charges na:,tist thein, that they
repidiate all enterprises. whether they pay or not.
:md with " mastriv iniaetivity" wait for others to
do its apprlpr:ate wiork. We aWk " Gl i m:nvoon'
whi r I.16d tie patrionage climle from (the mney) in
II.linm up the choI.ls in the Town of c reeinwoid.
of wh:ch lie linasts so nociihi ? We answer Fdge
fiel. What illnnec, imore than another, layedl
the fnndatioi if that " eh.s-ie soil," or of tniu'l
ing' that mlre " valuable coin" hie speaks of, viz:
" reliii.n. mnoi'a'ity. temperance. literature anl sei
eine ?' We anwer from tle Diistrict (if Edgefield.
Yet thiy la,_ back :ind wait for others to do, its w-ork.
As to the Aiken Road, we have no doubt hot
" G itu-Swoon,'" wonhd he pleasedt to see that high
toned liberality again manife'tel by her- people
pling~ d.,wn their dlimiis towardls the hu'bling of
the Roa.. Ie u inihIt t- have sense' elugh to kneiw
tImt F..leield, n'r ni oeilir people, are foolm
enitgh to take Mtek in a Company that will not
pa moire than fifty ent's to the dllar-,t least we
un lerstid thAI to be about the fuA. va'ue-and at
the same time be rtspoi.,ihle for the delbts of the
Company. '' G it ~iswoon' 's" sitiation retinds us
of tIle f x that L..st his -ail. flaving been caught in
the trmp himself, (tIhe CreCnille Rail R d e h can
not be content with tle citizens of EIlgelc!il until
the v are caught also. But al ! iy dear friend, they
are not to be caught in that trap.
We will endtaviir to hold " G REENWoOD" to the
correctinss of tle Kate Fowler survey, and the ae
euracy of our figurs, sipipery as he is, as he claims
the right now 'f speakinig_ twice, that our figure.s
holI.1 gtod or lie has ma.le no attemtipt to gainsay
the. h- thinks lie his us by the ear whcre he
says the eiWeet of tht Branch (45 miles) will raise
the price off surplus hnIds .29n a year, and aldvises
a pru.ent degree if eautin in reei. ving oIr opin -
iiis. Wel, rally. it is laiihihable to thii:ik, that a
mia if - G I- i-:.:nwoon's'' pretensions, dii not make
the discovtry that the $t90 a year was a typograph
ical error, aml should have been N00 a ycar, as
in the original manuvcrip~t.
Let us take the ainonition lie has given us, and
by the way, he would profit by taking it himtiself,
anl liok hey-ini the corporate limits of Ninety-Six,
and wiht do we see ? lie says, " we beliid the Town
of Aniers'in eaiming the honorable distinction of
beini. tle upper terminus of the ( Greenville and C
lumbia liail loil." Iut stop Mr. " G ti*N woo,''
pltrhaps wheii yolu get the Imtist friomi your eyes, you
iindl, imuel to yiiur iscomiliture, that Andlersnit is
mot the upper terminus of the Ureenville Haid Rund.
Now, Mr. Firrioit. we are done, as neilier the
ely'usi.tis #,f - Gtmr.%wooot" lir " l'ier Woons,''
are likely to pout the worbil en fire.
PIN IE WOODS.
FOR TIiu ADvrR'rTsiR.
Osc: more, anit nily once, Mr. Evrront, lo I
erave the indiugence or yourself, and the reilers of
the drerliver, .re I take mly leave f1r the " .lonn
tains of' the Moitn,"' n luere, I sutppoise, I nmay go sincie
l-:ro. " Ia.Ar'.i N,' " tiieunaccu t'd to newspiapetr
scribblinii." is abouitt to retire toi liis' "satumti sanie
lt ut," frim whleince pierhaps~ lie intendlis to sendu
(nrh somlte relh literary geim, or plortie el'usion " t
plish the r'tude, antd hiumanize mianlkind'."' Look ouit
e lovrs of the subitme amil beautiful fo'r a " Para
dse I .isi ,' or Ciourse of'1Tuie' to be tort heoing.
" A'' a N'" in his comminuuienti''ns sents to labor
viny hi~i-d to tmake thle imptlre~ssiion that - WA-ren
.wr*s' has wilfully mtisreprisenited tile " way's and
dingit~s of tile Chtuithes genlerally,", by re porting
only "estremue caisis.'' ieh, it sents, is determuiined
tot set the who'le imatter f' rthi in a clearer light, mitl
diau-e the public indi. Toi this, if tue, I cer
tanly have noi ' ibjetio n. TruthI is whalit I amt 'seek
ing thr, and if lie biy reason oif hisi supeiriir advan
tai.es, is better eialifiedi to dil jtustice to the subtject,
thent the obiject tha~t I have itn view will be gainied.
I hit lie certaitily knoiiws but little abolut the state o~f
allirs ini our Churches, anid sets dettermitnedl not
.\liw me nowv to report what~t I rerd~ri an "e
treime ea--e." Therei is a pireher who, s'imetiimes
iits outr Chuirchies, aind has al way's been well re
eived tiy the' imieli.Zeiit itn this aind tither States, in
bith I tuwnt andl iiiunttry. lIe w11l tell you thait for
tw.ty yemisiif his life, thoiugh spenit in the service of
Ithe C.hiuhes of this and. othler States, lie d id no.t re
teive as mantty dlollars5, f i. c. one dollar a year'.) llis lifte
rmui 1801i to' I$.51, wi|l sion he given to the world:
theitperhapsli tither statemen-tts will he cdited.
l* Esvt.s' tells its 'if a Chuirebt iat pays the
Pasttir itver onte hitttiredl dollars a year', thotugh they
hve his si'riies once a miinth lonlyi, andti thtiniks frotm
this to make it appilear' that ounr miinisters are haind
si mitiy sutppotrteid. I hope thatt there aire mori'e thatn
twot iir thrtee I hiurc'htis teiiially iberal. 1 was tlid
if a Church ini the A ssuociatii'n, in whiceh theire was
uoie tmembeitr wihio gave ainniuity one hiuntdreid dotllat's,
and ie noit a rieb tian, whtile other nembers of the
saine Chutrch, thiiu.:h wiirth futr or live timelts as
much ntev'er gave miotre thanti tenl. herce are', andt I amti
happ'jy toi sty it. sonie noble spiirits in iiir Chturets.
A liw hiere and thi're, preiparedl ti every gioid wiork,
but therie ar'e aL y'iat mianiy .droniies, athways btoasting
of whtat is donte for l'astors andl the - Cause 'f .11 is
sti ls," e~aiing all the honor which is reatlly (tue to
I couild tell y'ou if a Paistitr who gr ts oiver twot
lttsmni dillaris a year, and lie mayt~ not get credlit
for punctuetal aittendanctie eitheri, for lie somettimeits
taes a " tour." and lie doe's not preach dlay and
tighit fo r eight or ten datys together, for i which ser
vices a mtinlister itt charge seblom'it receives a fariting,
thotthd all our villaige aind cotuntry Pastors are ex
peteil so to tbot'.I
Th'le Georgia correspotndent of the Tcnnesee Bap
iitt writes, " therie are inot tenl Churches in thisI
tate that pay a 'astir enoutghi tio sustin a fatily of
anyt size," see Tenneissee' liat tist, 3d of .Jtune. N ow
the I'ast'ir of whomuii I write is foundi in that State;
te recives ovi i' twoi thoutsand dollars a year, there
ft're " all the intisters in Georgia are hiandusomiely
supotehh~itd." Strantge logit'. .Unit what is a fact;'
hear t his writerI again, " the few whto ate dependet
u~oni thetir salaries fori supporlt, fti'e baidly indt'ed."'
Yes, andi we mtighit adld, andui those who do tnot die
itn uon their satlaries, either there or here will
son fire as badtlyv, as filets will abutmlaintly show if
th i ive thtemuselves wholly to the woik"' as they
are cuonntiandedl to do.
A few years ag'', there nmighit have been seen, a
m ninistir whot was a graduate of the Soth Carolinai
prin3'g in ever'iy fmnuiily, atnd plauttitng netw Churches
aid buibiling tup euld ontes in the bottuds of this As
soiaetiion ; thte prod'uetttionts of his extrardinat y ntintd
limyt tnow be foiud in matty a famuily, and " living
eisties seen andt read of all menh," the frutits of his
lbors, howt tmanty atre ther'e ? Death catte to cut
hii idownt in the primue ot' lifec; lie lteft several thil
drni, tile a sweet little girl, we hose sight of her
fur a timeit, ntot doubttintg bitt that she is gtroing tip
une'r thit tisteritng care 'if the matuny w''althyv bt'et
,... fr.. u l,.e w..al her father labored all his life'
In a laet-ory im the suburbs of ote of four grand obl
eit:es, toiiing at the loons, we next hear of this fair
young erenture. Pissesing the same nole sphit
w ith her father she cannot be inactive, ind to throw
h,-rslf tpon the cold .Fharitivs it the wold She
e: nit. (lom.-n gaze upin thit aniarle brow. that
bears so strikinga reseibilatie to the hih initeIlevin
1i forhiead of her f.ither, and sie if pity il: not
pronmpt a .igi and the tear nnhidnltt start.
A notlier hvailer of the " conseeritvel ho.t. who..e
spirit stirring appea's frorin nany of our pulpits will
not sonii he fur.gottion, wa, rednct-l ts siteh ani ex
treiity, th11u'glh ionce in easy eireruistanutes. that
wlen his iyvs were gro'w ing diim in dC:al, his :l
moist briiken het'ali wile, kno wing nit to wha:vt to
look whien he( Was go"ne, exclaimed-o in an Ioy "O
myI husbandl what shalil I do when-1 your are "01ne
llis dyi w..rd s 'A ere tlru-t, trust. trust in Good. There
la. bein an ella'it tt:d'he at onte of the Cliirelies to
relieve hi:s sniering famiily, but witl what success I
d nit k nw.
A i nw. Mr. ETron, I tlink that any unlprejnt
di.:ei rind. if lie w ill oily take pains to enqpiire
into the state and ciolit ion of our ministers, will be
coivitced that the Chultrelis are awfily remil*ss in I
their dties. 0or inisi!ters feel- a 4lelicacy in inltro)- I
dneiig inta the pu!pit % hat etli-ets the r own private
intere the' iy woiud much prefer to twil n down
to ite grave. where '- nnwept, uihono ed an.l tn
Fulg,' the finger of corit will he puiittd-. at the tll
no iore, enduring I'atiently all these trials and thimse
that their ftinilie., have in proispect. rather tian that
the sispi-iiin -iould rest upon thili, that they are
preaching the gospel for ' accursed maiitin'n's ske.
SAD Fvr'iT.-We learn that Mr. Ezekiel
Pickens, son of Mr. ThoIasl l'ickins. of Pen
deitin. who was lately contined by severe illiess
at the huse of Mr. Robert Anderson, of Green
wood, his uncle, died Tuesday mnt-iing last.
31 r. Piekens had just been appoint ed cadet at
West. Point Academy, New York, and was oi
his way to join his class there when he was,
arrestied ly the fatal disease which ,to ruthles ly
ent him oli It was a ilea-ing providentce that
consigned him so opportunely to the aliecioin
ate care of a beloved aunt. lie had able n-di
Cal attendance, and we hear his piy-icittis were
nosually interested in his cate.-Abbeville
BATeHELDEit's WisW.-The Washiingrton
Star of Friday says the Senate's Pension Com.
rittoc have agreed to report a bill granlting
$3.00 to the widow if the late deputy mar.shal
lalchielier, who recently lost his life in Boston
in aiding in the excvu ion of the Ia ws of his
COsttS. TO GtsoA.-We are onieh pleased to
aiitinee that on Ftiday last a tiontination was
tmade to the Senate of the United Wtates, by
President Pieree. of our wority fehlow-citizen,
Alexander. IlIerbemont. sr., a Consul oin tinia.
Thi-s appitent giVe.-s meh C S'.i:uCtion to the
frietids of Mr. Hlerheiont, ani we arm sure wil I
be ftrvoraly received Ihro""11ho1t tile "State. lIe
is well knovo as a ofintlen o hittI ciracler,
eact uiiie-s habits, and aidr.hi'e gutalifica
lions for titeh a post. WNie con.:rattilate the
Giovernttiit on the appoiniteti of one ho we
are sure will prove him.,elf a relia!le and ellicient
representativie of her interests.-Carolinian.
WA-tIuNUTnS, Junie 16, 184.-The Senate
has pa.sed Ilie bill atihorizing the ecinage of
filiv and one hundred dollar -old pieces.
The Ilon-e of ReprIee:mati'ves has laid on the
table the hilt increase the rate of postage by a
vote of 94 to 37.
Gov.Elnsn FOlR N tha'.%-iA AND IANsAs.-It
is well unders ood here that Ihi Pre-idert has
dreided upon appoinIing Gen. Wn. 0. Butler.
(it Ky.. to the Goverrior.lhipi of Neliraska. and
Gov.W'hile of Itilinta, to he Governorship of
Klnitt-,is. Mr. While will make the second terri
to riah Governtor that Geni. I 'irce has selected
from Iidiaii-.\1r. Gormtan hav'.ing bren apipoit-l
edl to presiide over M1inntesota itn the early piart
of the admiistrationt.
Bo0-ToN, June 15,
Merrilield's buitldings, withI twenaty either ad.
jacent htui'dintgs, the whole .icenpying a space of
fiiur acres, was deslroyed byv lire last eventintg.
This is one or the mtost desitruelive fires v;ith
which we have evir been visi:ed.
The los-s is estimateI at upwar'ls of half a
tmilliont. F"ifteent hundred workmen'i hatve thns
been trownt out of empl~ioymentt, cautsintg mnehicl
St'itE.-Afl inmtate tif the 1,nnualie Asylutm
nmted 31 irlha Pearsonrt commit ted stuicide oa
Friay, by lting prostrate on the floor of' her
rom.'and ptltacing thle lied post on her neck ii
inh po-it ion as:t to prodnehe a comp Trsio~'n of
the witidpipe atnd conseqpuent stranigilt :ion. D).
B. 31 illecr, 1'01i., he'ld an imtiniest otn lie body', and
the jury retirteud au verdict itn acc'ordanee with the
above "fuets.-Cohribiat Tiines.
ON the prr of Flonridla, we learn that Gover
nor Broiome htas apointeid Col. 13. I". WVhit tir,
of Gad-den conty, -mmi''ttsioner, and B. 1".
Whiit ner, .1 r., esq.. of 3ladisni. Sutr.vyr. Ito rut
'de bounidary line bet weetn Geiorgia atnd FloriJat.
A numbier if Sothertn Senators are s:did to
have dieclared that they would oppose any. treaty
for the setlelmentI of the isher~ty questiton, or~
for the establhishinent of reciprocal trade w.ith
Canaida, untless it shtall c'ontaiin at clantse for the
surrnd'er of fuigitive .-Unlitimore Amterican.
DI.EAoFun Sini'WRtck'.-A letter dated at
Limia on the hith of 3May stys:
"Ott the 1st inslt a nno't shocking~ ac'cidentl
ocenrred' on this coast. A large armerd s'ip,.
beontging~ to the Perttvian nta.v. etdIhd the Mecr
erudim had, been sentt tuo a smillI port someic thriee
l'age-s nor th of Callao to btirng~ up trouops.
Th'le steamelir S.'enewas sent weith iorders tou i
tow.. the MlercadIio back Ito Cal lati. Th'le tow..
hines broke, andl t he ship d rited ai gainst. a rosk,
where shte biilied, anid, '.m.itgiing cletr, 5ank. car
ryig doni wvith her &') mieti, 731 uof whomt
pterishecd, the captain and most of' the oflicers
Wi- learn I ha t Mr. bshamt Williamn, of Madisotn
conlSy, Ga. camne to his death, 20.h tilt. 'roti hie
ing sItiun'g un thle aurm buy a w.asp. lie died in less
than ten mtintes atfier beinig stung.
EsrArPE OF SLAVEs.-lTwelt-three s'lves es
caed tromh Grant cotunty, Kent neky, uon 'lTuesday
iight hast, anid took patssauge by the ttndergrouind
railroad f'or Cantada. Ninte slaves~ fromz Boonte
Str'tNF.ss IN At.AnAM'A.-lt appears from the
paptrs thltt a good deal of sickness is pre'.ailng
in dif'erent paurts itt the interior uof Ahabama.
In M'uarengo the dyse'ntei'y has mt::de its :ihmpea~r. I
anew in several phaces, with the same foirm it(
presented there two years ago, when it ratged
w.ith considerable viriulenee.
A BiG RATTzessaigE.-Oni the 14ith uiltimo
Mr. George WV. Bowman, on his farmi in lttt
coily, (Ky.) killed a rattlesniake six feet four
inhes long anid aboutt eighteen arounod the body,
with twenty-otto rattles. Tihtis weas thte largest
atn the oldest rattlesnake ever seent in the W~es
Mu'ci sickness prevails on the Ohio rive'r be.
tweetn New'. Orleans andtu Luisvile, and afe
das igo there were ine deaths on one boat.
A PnETTt- LiTTI.E C town.'i.-Mr . Freider ick
Ruetbhhe, f'romt the neighbiorhonod itf Ruminney, I lar-r
risun contnu: . Ohio, arrived in SItieeville. latst
Weneusday, by'. railway, w..ithi his wife atnd nine
teen childhren, t'.w.enty-onie in all. It is said that
he own-is entotgh land in that Statte to gi'e each
one oh' his fannily one hundred atnd sixty acres,
atd retain a "at slice"'for himuself.
GorLD FflOM AUSTtALItA.-TIheC last overlanil
mtail aninottnees the t'letrancee front Anstralhia' oh
thirteni dhil'erentt gold ships f'or Lotndon, hating
loget her on freight 2111.5.19 ottnees, egntal to .35
330 P80. This news is fauvorably niotedh in the
.. o...ot d .mney-ii..u.,.
TiitE "istern Shore" of Marvland, says the
'hiladelphia North Ainenici 'i:ts within a few
ears past, exhibiited a remuarkable degree of ihn
>rovement. Agriculture in all its branches has
nade rapid progrress, and the introneluction of
-uh iration has worked a surprisinc eliang'e in the
Iwlth oif that region, which was at one time so
>roverbilly bad as 1to depreciate th valnei of prop
-rt y. n nd drive :ay a largrenamonnt of* industri.
,% population. The imilarious fever has entirely
lis:Ippeared. Physiciins attrilmite thi and no
loubt correctly to the use of lime, guano, ete,
'r agrien ittral purposes, the ieienl propirtiis *
>t those powerful agents acting as di-infectants
md puritiers of tie almitplere. Of couirse. an
olin n1A t his tat was ascertiined, a great impelnus
.w:s given to the u-.e of these articles. and thus
larming operations and the genernl health have
natde corremsponding advinces.
THE alrrULTE r Iz lout.-We passted recently
i most agreeable day at this resaort, and tske
ileasure in lding our testiinny to what has
een so oftrin said lay others, of the delightful
uiniier in which it is kept by its graciouts host,
ltr. Nicker-on. Every department is in complete
irder. while qiet ness nd true gentility mark
lie whole arrangement and conduct- of the
onae. Omnibu-se ply between the boats andl
lie hotel, at the io-t moderate charge, an'd
enrriages are ever in renli.ess for drives on the
,eantinii beci. There is everv prospect of the
ionse heitig soon crowdled with gay compnny;
ind there will be soft miiusic for the quietly sen.
imental, nrd " oIp.'" for the more merrily in.
.lined. We could noit he!p drawing a contra-1t
Jet wren the butilc, filth and di-cornfort which
viciehl we have seei at the Ocean House. New
i'rt, where the pockets of Southerners are bled
iv a thiu,;and laneets, but which the tyranny -
,t tas!on makes then bear without complaint,
A it0 the gooil order, attention of -ervanto. aknd
ofort ot the MonIltrie hIonse. We invite
tieri to n like conpariaon. If we mistake not,
here will he cre lung, such a state of feehing at
he North towards stave owners, that its water
nor places will be rather warmer than the elimate
ticady makes t her.-Charleston Mercury.
RAscat.TY 1s Si.s.-In nn netion recently
ried by the Court of Common P'lea.e, in Londoi
Eingh:rind. it tran-pired that there is a custom in
he .-iAk trade of what is ealied I- topping." which
neans that the outer ends of pieces ot silks nre
'requenly imade (f a bIetter ainnlity than the in
erior. After the imh!ieily given to this mode
ir impo.-ture. the fair sex will do well not only
ii turn everything upside dlown, as has hitherto
>een their cn,16oml when shiiopiping, but also to
urn everything inside out.
Pr EsrNTti:NT OF TilE .STON RT.-The
!raid jitry of the U. States District Court fir
morti Carolina, has madie a presentment in re
aMion to lhe Bostiom fugitive slave riot. The
trict and willinz obmservance of tie U. States
aws in North Canlina is referred to, and no
itizen of' Massnchit-et 1s, or any other State, it is
itated. has binen insiited. or delaved in the asser
ion of his rights, or recovery of' his property in
North Carialiuni. lit niehincholy contrast with
his ihappy coidition of :!Tlairs, the presentment
'efers to the late ouitrage in Boston, returns
banks to 're ideint Pierce for his promptness -
imd energy in enforcing the laws. and expresses
-e ret that in .lnssacihusetts the laws of the coun.
ry have to be upheld by the exhibition of military
LAEF SAt.. or ti.Es Ai CATT.,E.-A few
1lys ago, 2000 head of ilies and 1500 head of
attile were oltered for sale in Bourbon county,
Ky. Cat!le went (ill* iisk :t increased prices,
while tul!es were soinervbat ebeaper. A private
<nle of a ,Ot of' two ven,r airl miles was made at
31.50 per hend: otliirs sold at anction f'or A.120,
5100 and 575: yearlings at $80. $70. $fit);
aneklin..s privately n t5.860. 40. Stock eat
Lie wen at at 1.), .10, 35, &15.
CAnrHT A Drnvit. Ftsu.-A large Devil fish
w.as tiken yesterday off Sullivan's I.land, and
irm uzht up to the cilv in the alernooni. lie
neisired 17 feet ncro,s. The fellow was spor
insr nea :r Sitivans bland, and beenime entang
ed in the h-itwsier of a schooner tying there. It.
mnrvedl his lnst frolie. mueh to the entertninment
,f* his aetive eniptors. hlis boidy hans heen secur
ud by the comiimnalble utforts of' Prot. Jfolmes,
for the Minseumn of the Charleston College,
where. among. the minghly dead of' other rnces,
heo will lie embilmnedl foar future wonde and
Aduiration.-Chlarlest on Mlereury.
Pr~nsons who suerved in piriate nrmed ships
lnring~ thie war of' 1812. and were woundead, "nars
r-nti! hed, by a recent noct of Congress, to a peit
o B IT U A R Ya
i)::n, in thi~s Vila:e. 'in the lst inst., MIrs.R
ruin:i. Nrenot.As. ini the 6' ist year a'f her age.
Wthile it 5isinot oiuir pnirpase, in Writ ing this ohituai
rv notice if tihe deceanad, to elnim foir her maire
tlan othn rs possested of kindreda virtueas, we are
'uin i vdt sarl-it. for nminbility of chirctr,
lnderness air symipathly, andl Christian itegrity,.
she hal b:ut few. if any~ snperiors.
?She snstnined ini all tihe reitons of life a pure
nand spaotles's maui ;l anid r.'ligkamis ebiarneter: and,
nnidr eirensnstaes ivolv~ing~ thue hiighest earthly
rspon!siiil:es, sutcceedda in rarina? a family 'if
live chibireii, all if n ha~m shie lived to see respecta
ble imen:hiers of sietv.
Fa'r at lea't thuirty 'years die was a cons'tant andi
L'exemplary commiiiiler~nt 'af the flaptist Church, du'
ring' wich time lier entire deportment was both
Lcommreuntile and irreproneale.
As a mother, shte was tender and lovnng t as a
nigihbor, kind and iinoflrending: and na Christian.,.
aithfuul amnd uneensurnblec. By her Goilty example
umd pecaceful death. ...he has brequcailhed to her eh:l
ireu. anmd the commnunity at large, a rich inheritance
>f pious prnea--epts, anal love of truth and righteous
ness. l.ivinig daiby under the intluenece of a vigoroas
nud ren!iz.ing taitlh. i'he was rendy!) at all time to,
abie the giood ple'aure aif her Ifienrenly Fathert
mad wheni the merssenger eame, she enimly, an'd
.vihet a murmunar, '" fell a-leep ini JIansi.'
I teir ininral wvas attended lby a higzhly respecta
>te innmiher oaf our citiz'ens, whoii niieme to partici
>nite in thae euremniies ef thre oeension withi aim snmall
higree iof teeltine.
She is nowm noinm'redl with thuose who " resat friom
hie'ir ashrs.'' and, in minbroken :ngreemenct, weaiay
ay with the poeti,
"fit th..i anld hewa.ll their deal,
tFi'11ly of* their tuoss comniplain i;
Sistrr trienda! by .tesns freedl.
D~ea h tom thiae,' to us. is train.'' h. P.
Tun Mibers of thme jaliiary and Book Fund
lianrda of1 the Ehe~ieh'l flnapiist Asaaocintiain, are re
tiested to neect at Elgafleld C.1I1., on the first
uondlay in Jnily next, at i i o'lock.
J1. M. CIIlLES, CuaItAX.
Junie 1d, 1S'i.
TuE next meectinmg of the Mlinisters' aiid Deacons'
>onferenice of the Seecand IDivision 'af the Edgalielal
Zlaptist Associationi, will be hetl with the SnLoASS
nonenn, A bheville District, on Frnidny before the
th Sabbath itnIul necxt.
Eler .s. .\. CunaLs will preach the Introue
ry Sermoian-Elder J1. Tittre, Alternate.
Snhijects of discussion.-lst. Relatire dutices of.
~recr and people.
2d. Threecuse of the sad deiension of Religion,
Eler If. Lveenov to write an Essay aii a subiject
fhis an choice.
The Mliniers anal D~ceas of the Secondl Divi
on at' thm' .\ssociationi are atfectionmately invitedl to
ttendl the Conference.
RO1lT. BR YA N, Sr.c'av.
g1iy Mu. Z. W. C A RW l Il isi respretfully an
ounced hv' his friendus ais a Catmidiaate faor re-elec
'il toa the HoIruse of Representatives at the next
~1 A NIUE E. HO WVEKRS, having maide
~an assigtiinenmt tam mu fair the benellit of his credli
ars, notflee is hierebay given to the said creditors to
neat y otie, at it i'clomck A. M., Oni30N
).\, 1th day' if .inty next, to proceed to thie ap-*
elnitnienit 'if ai .\gent. Thle D~ieed of Assignment
liatv be seen ait any timvcllindtig on me.
W. 'W. SA LE, Assignee.
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